Trophy House

By Anne Bernays
Read by Celeste Lawson

6.28 Hours 06/27/2005 unabridged
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Dannie Faber has lots of reasons to feel blessed. A children’s book illustrator, she shares a loving marriage with Tom, a professor, with whom she divides her time between one of Boston’s finest suburbs and a beloved beach house in Truro, on Cape Cod. They have equally fortunate friends and a daughter, Beth, who has found success in Manhattan as a magazine editor. Suddenly Dannie’s fairy tale comes to an end. A rich newcomer to Truro builds a hideous “trophy house” down the beach from the Fabers’, irritating the town’s inhabitants before he’s even moved in and setting off shock waves that erupt in a nasty racial incident. With an unfortunate turn of events, Dannie’s life begins to unravel. Beth loses her boyfriend and quits her job, her best friend falls in love with the owner of the “trophy” house, and Dannie’s own marriage falls apart.

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Summary

Summary

Dannie Faber has lots of reasons to feel blessed. A children’s book illustrator, she shares a loving marriage with Tom, a professor, with whom she divides her time between one of Boston’s finest suburbs and a beloved beach house in Truro, on Cape Cod. They have equally fortunate friends and a daughter, Beth, who has found success in Manhattan as a magazine editor. Suddenly Dannie’s fairy tale comes to an end. A rich newcomer to Truro builds a hideous “trophy house” down the beach from the Fabers’, irritating the town’s inhabitants before he’s even moved in and setting off shock waves that erupt in a nasty racial incident. With an unfortunate turn of events, Dannie’s life begins to unravel. Beth loses her boyfriend and quits her job, her best friend falls in love with the owner of the “trophy” house, and Dannie’s own marriage falls apart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Anne Bernays has done it again. Nobody writes about the struggles of love and family from the inside out better than she does. Trophy House is a superbly written tale that, like all of Bernays’ novels, uses humor and wit to go deep into the pores of our souls.” Jim Lehrer
“[An] astute, witty romance, beguilingly set in the Cape Cod towns of Truro and Provincetown…readers will bond with Bernays’ prickly, opinionated, bighearted heroine.” Publishers Weekly
“Celeste Lawson reads as if she is telling her own story. Her manner is reserved, as if she is holding back the desire to let her feelings fly, and that restraint allows the listeners to judge the characters for themselves, making the listening experience a very personal time.” AudioFile
“Bernays’ compulsively readable novel [is] executed with panache.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Anne Bernays

Anne Bernays is the author of ten novels and several works of nonfiction. Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous major publications, among them the Nation, New York Times, Town & Country, and Sports Illustrated. A longtime teacher of writing, she is currently on the faculty of Lesley University’s MFA program in writing and is a writing instructor at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation. Her novel Growing Up Rich won the Edward Lewis Wallent Award, and Professor Romeo was a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Cambridge and Truro, Massachusetts, with her husband, Justin Kaplan.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English